On Friday, December 15, 2023, at 5.30 pm, the sculptural installation exhibition “Plati lentyna / Fine Shelf” by Sidsel Ladegaard will open at the Exhibition Hall of the Klaipėda Culture Communication Center (KCCC) located at Didžioji Vandens str. 2. The German artist’s site-specific installations and sculptures create a dialogue between the viewer and the space, transcending conventional boundaries. Sidsel Ladegaard transforms commonplace objects into poetic expressions, inviting the audience to rethink their relationship with the everyday. The exhibition will run until January 14, 2024.


Sidsel Ladegaard creates sculptural installations that occupy and shape spaces while indicating social interaction. She achieves this by working with familiar objects like tables, carpets, and ceramic objects, arranging them in such a manner that they appear both familiar and foreign. For example, metal objects that are supposed to be functional, take on an indeterminate quality. The arrangement of these objects is somewhat peculiar, as is the combination of materials used.

The exhibition is definitely testing the boundaries between intention and the obvious. Although at first glance it may seem arbitrary, it becomes clear that the positioning of the items has been meticulously thought out. The objects interact with one another, establishing connections or eliciting a sense of distance while sharing the same space. Moreover, they seem to have a purpose—to weigh, to separate, to accommodate something. Ladegaard’s work is known for its exploration of spatial expansion, materiality, and conceptual depth.


Sidsel Ladegaard lives and works in Berlin. She studied art at the Berlin University of the Arts, completing her degree in 2018. She has worked at the Danish Art Workshop (Copenhagen), the San Cataldo Artist Residency in Scala (Italy); Fundación Valparaiso, Mojácar (Spain) and the Danish Institute in Athens. Her work has been featured in various exhibitions, including “in der Nähe”, Salon am Moritzplatz, Berlin (2023); “Related to – Junge Bildhauerei aus Deutschland”, Galerie im Volkspark, Halle (Saale) (2022); “Working Title”, Heit, Berlin (2021); “Sirene – Goldrausch 2020”, Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien. Recently, Sidsel Ladegaard participated in a residency program at the Nida Art Colony.

This exhibition is part of the project “Foreign Women Artists Exhibition Series at KCCC”.

The project is partly funded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture.


Opening hours of the KCCC Exhibition Hall (Didžioji Vandens str. 2, Klaipėda): Wednesday to Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm. The exhibition hall is closed on public holidays. Photography and filming will occur during the opening of the exhibition. Please note that participants may be captured in photographs and videos of the event published across various media outlets.